The Chantecler breed is a Canadian breed of chicken. It was created by a monk fancier of chickens in Quebec and is very cold hardy. The chicken was bred for meat and egg production as an all around breed suited for the harsh Canadian winters. That was in the early 1900's. Around 1930 a coloured breed, also called Chantecler, but not in any way related to the good brother's white Chantecler, was introduced. The Fat Ewe Farm now has a white Chantecler rooster and 5 each of the partridge and white Chantecler chickens. The partridge variety is well suited to a free range operation and can readily fend for themselves, while the white Chateclers are docile and friendly and suited to being penned or captive all the time. Both lay brown eggs. The white girls are nearly at the point of lay and the partridge coloured ones are right behind them. The whites should lay through the winter if they are warm enough and are provided with auxiliary light which stimulates their laying cycles. Welcome to the farm, pretty birdies.
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